Playing a video game is the favorite time pass for all. But do you know what consequences it leaves on young minds. A recent study has found that young minds who are engaged excessively in playing violent video games can have severe damage on their frontal brain regions.
It is for the very first time when the researchers have showed a link between violent video game and brain damage. The frontal brain regions, is the area where emotional activity takes place. According to the researchers, young minds in the habit of playing violent video games turn less emotional.
The study was conducted at the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine. Youngsters in the age group of 18 to 29 were recruited. These young minds were divided in two groups.
The first group was asked to play video game for ten hours a week. However, in the next week of the study, the researchers were asked not to play video games. The other, however, didn’t play video game at all.
The researchers were encouraged to conduct the study after the recent revelation of “pathological Internet misuse”, a condition in which people becomes addictive of gaming and internet. This addiction is also described as mental disorder.
The advent if 3-dimentional graphic and life-like sound has made it difficult for the people to resist the temptations. Therefore, parents have been encouraged to bring in those games which are in accordance to the development of kids’ brain.
Holidays are the most vulnerable period in which kids get hooked to the video games. It is hoped that acknowledging the findings of the study, people will pay greater emphasis in deciding which video game to be purchased. The researchers would now be conducting a separate study to gauge the affect of gaming on health.